Product features, the atom, and usability

In a nuclear power plant, the energy released when an atom is split is harnessed to produce electricity, benefiting a ton of people. If that energy isn’t exploited, the splitting of the atom is futile. In the same way, product features that are developed may exhibit raw power but are useless if they aren’t adapted to suit a customer’s usability, or solve a problem. The journey from a product feature to a value-maximizing competency & satisfying user experience is what makes all the difference.

It’s easy to get it wrong

Imagine having a powerful…

Public cloud has revolutionized the data center industry, and we know this is because of the abstraction principle. But public cloud is extremely centralized — and is subject to certain standard issues — security, cost, and the presence of a single point of failure. Just like abstraction, decentralization can be an underlying principle to solve a lot of these limitations. We’ve seen this concept in play in grid/volunteer computing in the past. Let’s understand whether Distributed or Decentralized Cloud is something we can employ at scale.

Distributed Cloud: Democratizing cloud infrastructure

It is the concept of using computers across the…

Kubernetes & Serverless platforms are a result of a constantly evolving infrastructure landscape. We’re not just looking to have a functional setup with the basics of cost & security being fulfilled anymore. The focus in today’s world has shifted to operational efficiency, better reliability and finding the most customizable platforms. In line with this, these platforms give us a boost in performance, scale & computing.

The two are pitted against each other in certain use cases, and they will have an increasing overlap in the future. It will boil down to the question of control and flexibility we see in…

No-code evolution

Ten years ago, traditional data centers dominated the infrastructure space. Today, we have no-code IaaS, where you can build an entire infrastructure, without the chaos of code. What was considered an impossible endeavor, has come to become the standard of operations now. The growth and adoption of no-code platforms in every field have accelerated innovation — because you’re skipping the most time-consuming part of the process. How did we make the shift from data centers to the public cloud, what led to this rise of no-code? The principle of abstraction.

The rise of no-code: Abstraction

Every process gets abstracted with time. Amazon Web Services entered…

RPA for Cloud Management

‘A robot for every human’ — the simplest way to explain Robotic Process Automation (RPA). We’re increasingly seeing the adoption of the technology & the ideology behind it — hand over your tedious business processes to a bot, that can mimic everything you do and do it better, faster and with 0% errors. You’re left to focus on other creative, collaborative and innovative things.

This was the very principle behind automation. If we’re seeing this adopted across business functions like accounting, human resources, and IT processes, why not cloud management? That’s the missing piece, RPA for cloud management.

A Virtual…

When something gets complex, our primary approach is to break it down — even cloud management. If you’re a part of a growing company that uses the cloud, you can see your infrastructure becoming more complex as you scale and expand. That means its management does too.

Earlier you could put a few scripts together and use them to perform basic management functions. Or you could use an external tool for certain functions, but they’re limited in their offering. It’s only backups, or only scheduling, or only monitoring, all a little too siloed. …

Pradeep Kumar

Componentizing cloud management with next-gen workflows; Creator @TotalCloudio

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